In this series of articles, I will refer to Barack Obama as Barry Soetoro.
You may be wondering why I've chosen to reference the name Barry Soetoro and not Barack Obama. Simple. I found more credible evidence (ie. actual documentation) that references the name Barry Soetoro rather than Barack Obama. Yes, really!
Now, how did this bizarre situation occur? How could there be so little existing evidence in support of such basic, non-controversial information: one's legal name?
Well, Soetoro has covered up the evidence! So we simply don't know what his legal name is!
On January 21, 2009, amid the worst recession since the 1930s, was Soetoro in a rush to help the desperate economy?
Apparently not. On his first day in office, he acted to ensure that he could make it illegal for anyone to release particular documents about his life. Yes, really!
Here's the executive order he signed, order 13489. It states in part:
"If the President decides to invoke executive privilege, the Counsel to the President shall notify the former President, the Archivist, and the Attorney General in writing of the claim of privilege and the specific Presidential records to which it relates. After receiving such notice, the Archivist
shall not disclose the privileged records unless directed to do so by an incumbent President or by a final court order."
In other words, the President now has the power to tell the Archivist which Presidential records to disclose to the public, and which to censor. But remember, he needs to invoke executive privilege in order to censor his documents. What's the reason that he would even enjoy this executive privilege in the first place? After all, didn't he campaign on transparency?
"(g) A ‘substantial question of executive privilege' exists if NARA’s disclosure of Presidential records might impair national security (including the conduct of foreign relations), law enforcement, or the deliberative processes of the executive branch."
By itself, that makes sense. You wouldn't want to release documents that would harm national security, right?
But what documents has Soetoro apparently actually ordered the Archivist to censor? The following documents:
"Kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, baptism records and his adoption records".
Yes, you read that right. If the documents were indeed censored according to the executive order (and not censored by other means), he's censoring the basic information from his life history on the grounds that their disclosure "might impair national security (including the conduct of foreign relations), law enforcement, or the deliberative processes of the executive branch"!
How absurd is that? That alone, I would think, is a crime, to pretend that the release of a document showing school grades would impair national security or the law enforcement process! Actually, the opposite could occur as a result of their release...their release could actually aid the law enforcement process if they aided in enforcement of the Constitution, which demands that a President be born in America!
So, what are the most recent credible documents, if any available exist, that would shed light on what Soetoro's legal name is? The most recent that I'm aware of is a document provided by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta Indonesia, where Soetoro apparently attended school as a child (apparently Soetoro could not censor this document, since it came from Indonesia, not the USA).
The document is the form that enrolled him in the school. It says that his name is "Barry Soetoro", his religion is "Islam" and his nationality "Indonesian" (Yes, I hear the snickers now. Soetoro apparently lied about his religion too!)
Is it possible Soetoro lied on the school enrollment forms? Well, note that the school he enrolled in was actually a Catholic school...hence, if Soetoro was actually a Christian (as he now claims), there would've been little incentive for him to lie about his religion on his school forms, because you'd think he would've fit in at a Catholic school better if he was Christian rather than Muslim (although you could argue there might be long term benefits of appearing to be Muslim in a predominantly Muslim country).
If he was actually an American citizen, I doubt it would've been possible for him to get away with lying about his nationality. The forms state that he was an Indonesian citizen, and one would think that it would be routine for a school to verify such information prior to enrolling a child.
It would make sense for his name to be Soetoro. After all, he lived in Indonesia with his step-father Lolo Soetoro, and hence he may have been adopted by Soetoro and legally taken his name.
But we can't verify what Soetoro's legal name is, to this day! He's censored all of the documents. What a fraud!
So, I don't know what his legal name is. Even lawsuits against him don't know what name to use on the court documents, so they variably use Barry Soetoro and Barack Obama!
The most recent credible evidence I've been able to locate uses the name Barry Soetoro, so I will use that name below, where I analyse the troubling 2008 election of Soetoro.
In Part 2 of "The Troubling Election of Barack Obama", I will investigate the circumstances during the prelude to the 2008 elections.